The Executive Chairman, Cross River State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr Stephen Odey has enjoined staff of the Board to compliment Governor Ben Ayade’s efforts in the Basic Education sub-sector by supporting him to realise his lofty ideas for the State.
He made this known in a meeting celebrating his 3 years in office as Executive Chairman of SUBEB. Dr Odey said despite the financial status of the State, Governor Ayade has made remarkable impact across sectors in the State, especially in the Basic Education sub-sector.
According to Dr Odey “he is a young man that has a lot of energy, and with ambitious plans for the state, but he is being frustrated by lack of funds. Despite that, he has recorded remarkable achievements in the State.”
Speaking on the achievements recorded in the basic education sub-sector, he thanked Governor Ayade and staff of SUBEB for their support, adding that these feats could not have been achieved without the support of the Governor and hard work of Staff.
He urged staff to remain committed to their responsibilities, stating that “hard work, dedication and loyalty pays in the long run.”
Speaking earlier, the Director of Administration, Emmanuel Ojong, commended Dr Odey for the giant strides recorded in the board within this short time in Office. He recalled the massive infrastructural developments in schools across the State, and the sanitization of SUBEB work force to eliminate ghost workers and track down staff without requisite teaching qualifications. Ojong also poured encomiums on the Board Chairman for placing staff welfare at the forefront of his administration.
He said “he has brought aggressive development and transformation into the Board, despite lean financial resources.”